Five Points Lodge No. 1137

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Operating as usual


(Words from our Worshipful Master in an email sent to all brothers who have active listed email addresses...)

Good afternoon Brothers,

I hope that this email finds you and your family in good health,

Just wanted to inform you that Five Points Lodge is back in action.
We will be starting our practices beginning on Monday March 29, at 6:00 PM
Our practices will be Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 PM. This are the same days
that we practice before the Coronavirus ruin everything. I sure hope that you can
attend starting Monday. Thank you for your patience and God Bless you and your families.


Ernie Rodriguez WM.

(Mondays & Thursdays are also the same days that El Paso Lodge currently practices and possibly in the future, Sunland Lodge may join us - Brother Secretary)


Brothers all, please heed the words of our Worshipful Master.
He wrote this email earlier today and with his permission I have posted it below.
- Brother Secretary

Good morning Brothers,

I hope that this email finds you and your families in the best of health. After doing a lot of thinking in regards to the safety of the members of Five points Lodge and the members of others Lodges I have decided that Five Points Lodge will remain DARK FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

I believe that by April most of us will have been vaccinated and it will be safer to meet. At this time we don't have anything of great importance to take care other then our health. I know that most likely other Lodges will meet and I respect their decision, and every Lodge is different.

I believe that some of the problems between Lodges happen because some of us get involved in the internal affairs of other Lodges and try to tell them how to run their Lodge. I believe that if we concentrate on the problems of our own Lodges we would probably have better lodges and we would probably work better with other Lodges .

I am paying attention to the Medical professionals and not to political figures who make decisions in order to gain votes. Be patient Brothers we are getting there. Thank you very much and God Bless you and your families.


Ernie Rodriguez WM.


Our Worshipful Master has decreed we shall be dark for the month of February. Please stay posted and I will send out updates on a monthly basis.
- Bro. Secretary


Greet the day Brothers!

All membership cards and dues notices went out on Monday of last week. That being said, you should have received them all by now. Remember that dues are to be remitted by 31 December please.

We are still dark due to various State restrictions, various County restrictions and our Worshipful Master being cautious on our behalf.

Although you may see Lodges in East Texas holding monthly stated meetings, having degrees and meeting as "usual" please remember that the positivity rates and other Corona virus factors do not favor us to do the same at the present time.

Stay positive, stay safe and when we are able, we will return to Lodge!

Now might be a good time to think on what you can do for our Lodge as we may very well be quite busy when we do return. Men are going to want to go out and DO THINGS when they are released from the clutches of Corona and Masonry just may be what they are looking for. We will need brothers to mentor, coach and guide these prospective new members on their Masonic path. Be ready for the challenge!

If you need to contact me as a contact point for the Lodge, please feel free to do so.

Bro. Barry Boetto
Secretary, Five Points Lodge #1137

[email protected]



Our Worshipful Master has decreed we shall be dark for the month of November. Please stay posted and I will send out updates on a monthly basis.

- Bro. Secretary


Greet the day Brethren.

The Worshipful Master has decreed that we shall be dark in September and have no stated communication. Look to October for a stated meeting unless our Worshipful Master feels it prudent to wait another month. Stay tuned and I shall keep you posted on this venue.

- Brother Secretary

Five Points Lodge No. 1137

Five Points Lodge No. 1137

Five Points Lodge No. 1137's cover photo

Five Points Lodge No. 1137's cover photo

Presenting the Lodge officers for the 2020-2021 Masonic Year - Five Points Lodge #1137

Presenting the Lodge officers for the 2020-2021 Masonic Year - Five Points Lodge #1137


Greet the day Brother Five Pointers!

I pray that you and your families are hale and healthy.

Alas, it has been two months since my last post to our page but due to the current pandemic, there has been nothing to report...

As per the directives of our Grand Master, Blue Lodges will be able to meet in June for their Stated Communications. This being said, Five Points Lodge Stated Communication will be held on Thursday evening, June 11th, at 1930 (7:30pm) at 1505 Magruder El Paso TX. 79925.

It is highly suggested that all members of the various Lodges of District #60 attend their own Lodge meetings but not to pay courtesy visits to Lodges during this time.

Due to restrictions made at various levels of government, social distancing will be observed and there will be no meal served before our meeting. Hand sanitizer will be available and it is highly suggested that all attendees wear masks. However, if any of the brothers do not feel safe for any reason in attending, please stay home. Also, if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are not feeling well, heed discretion and please stay home.

The June Communication is the customary meeting where Lodge officers are elected. This being said, our Induction of Officers is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 27th. Time will be announced when known.

With the projected problematic ebb and flow of Covid-19, the Grand Master may continue to hold off on stated meetings of any kind after June. There is no way to know for sure.

Due to the possibility of further meetings in the future being an iffy thing, our Worshipful Master has an agenda for the meeting business and has stated that no other business will be addressed unless it is on the agenda. If you have business for this upcoming meeting, please email me at [email protected] or text me at 915-740-1279 and I will see to putting it on the agenda.

Be well and Be Safe!

Bro. Barry Boetto
Five Points Lodge #1137

Officers for 2019

Officers for 2019


Good Brother Five Pointer!

The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Officers of Five Points Lodge send you greetings and salutations. We wish you and your families good health in these turbulent times and should you require assistance, the Lodge is here to help if at all possible.

This year, Five Points Lodge is celebrating One Hundred Years of Masonic fraternalism!

The Lodge had chosen to celebrate our Centennial Saturday, July 11th, 2020, with the venue and all other aspects to be announced when organized. Sadly, with the arrival of the Covid-19 virus, this date is now *tentative* (as most things are at this time). Once safe to do so, we ask you to please consider attending! Please keep your Lodge in mind, and make sure we have your contact information available so we can keep you updated on this and other important events.

Our page here will be updated regularly and you can even address concerns and questions about the Centennial and other Lodge activities.

Normally, our regular Monthly Stated Communications are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30PM. Presently, we are meeting at 1505 Magruder St. El Paso TX. (Dinner precedes the meeting at 6:30pm.), however, all meetings have been temporarily suspended by the Grand Master as a result of the ongoing crisis.

When our lives return to normal, YOU are always welcome to attend YOUR Lodge (and are encouraged to do so whenever possible).

Brethren, know that each and every one of you are missed at our meetings and functions. There are young Master Masons of our Lodge who only know the faces which they see every month at our monthly communication. Whenever possible, consider joining us in Lodge so that these young upcoming leaders of our Lodge can meet those members so often mentioned and held in good regard.

Lastly brothers, be so kind and contact me, text is best, (at the number under my name) and send me or clarify your email address and/or preferred method of contact.

With warmest fraternal regards,
Barry J. Boetto
(915) 740-1279 (Calls only after 5pm on business days please, text anytime)
Secretary, Five Points Lodge #1137


Greet the day Brothers all!

Brother Secretary here with some fantastic news...

ALL of the membership (dues) cards have been sorted, appropriate letters written, envelops stamped and addressed and ALL, yes ALL the cards, whether you are an Endowed, Life, 50 Year or dues paying member, and notices went out on 20 December!

For some of you, depending on your location, they may take the approximate week to arrive, but for most, they will get there by Christmas!

With that in mind, if any of our dues paying members wish to wait for their letter, feel free! Please remember though that, REGARDLESS of when Grand Lodge gets us our cards, your membership does expire on the 31st of December for the current year. Keeping that in mind, you may mail your payments to me now or await your letter.

Five Points Lodge #1137
1505 Magruder
El Paso, TX, 79925

As soon as I get your dues brothers, your cards will be deposited at the closest Realm of Mail (post office) and be on its' way to you post haste! (See what I did there with the word 'post'?)

Also brothers all, please let me know of your charitable volunteering and donations! It goes a long way when we all have something to add to this tally!

Looking forward to corresponding, speaking, texting and meeting as many of you as I can this, our 100th Anniversary Year!

Be well one and all!

Brother Secretary
Five Points Lodge #1137


Brother Secretary here again!

Do NOT FORGET our Centennial Opening Ceremony and Holiday Dinner this Saturday, 14 December at I believe 6PM...more on that after our Stated Meeting tonight (which I hope to see as many of you attend as can!)

Stay tuned for other happenings during our Centennial Year!

Be well!
Bro. Barry Boetto
Lodge Secretary


Greet the day Brothers!

Brother Secretary here with some *exciting* news... our membership (dues) cards have finally appeared out of the ether!

Might it have been the call to Grand Lodge yesterday morning (speaking to a wonderful young lady there who I believe was highly overworked that day and probably had 10,000 things on her desk at the time) and being told that they were all mailed on 20 November and to sit tight until right before Christmas to get back to them to see if anything could be done from their end...

Could it have been the fruitless calls and subsequent visit to our postal branch speaking to the branch supervisor (who was very polite and as helpful as he could be) which, wonder of wonders, after having been told there was nothing that could be done about it...

...have seen the mysterious appearance at the Lodge *not less than 2 hours later* of not only our membership cards but those missing from El Paso Lodge as well...

In truth brothers, I have no clue what finally brought them home but they are here!

Now, sadly, I must ask your patience while I type out the appropriate letters for the appropriate recipients and get the mundane tasks of prepping envelops and such prepared for the mass mailing. I will endeavor *greatly* to not make the same bone-headed first year secretarial mistakes that I did last year.

With that in mind and the fact I have some serious family business to attend to in New Mexico this Friday thru Monday, again I ask your patience to allow me to get these tasks done by the middle of next week.

Be well and all the best to you and yours!
Bro. Barry Boetto
Lodge Secretary


Happy anniversary Five Points!!! Happy 100!

Happy Birthday to the Great Experiment! Happy Birthday US! Let’s keep up traditions and honor that our Brothers laid bef...

Happy Birthday to the Great Experiment! Happy Birthday US! Let’s keep up traditions and honor that our Brothers laid before us. USA! USA!

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Greetings one and all! It is with great joy I announce the Installation of Officers for Five Points Masonic Lodge #1137 on Saturday, June 29th at 1100 at 1505 Magruder St. Brothers one and all, families and friends,
come and share in this yearly event to bring in the officers for our Centennial Year!


Greet the day and Merry New Year one and all!

Facebook informs me 219 people haven't heard from me lately. Very well...

Tomorrow is Five Points Lodge first stated meeting of the new year!
Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:30. I'm inviting all 219 of you who I have heinously ignored to join us!

Now, just to be fair, if all 219 of you are planning on coming, give us a shout so we can expand the table a bit for you! You know we would love to see you!

-Bro. Secretary


This weeks agenda deals primarily with The month of January Stated Meeting. Our stated meeting is scheduled for 01/10/19. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the Stated Meeting starting at 7:30. I look forward to see our Brethren at this meeting.

William Buster, WM


Greet the day and Happy 2019 Brothers!

December of this year will mark our 100th Anniversary as a Blue Lodge! If you are local and haven't been to Lodge lately, come out and join us for dinner before our stated meetings every second Thursday of the month. Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30.

Attend one of our Initiations or join us as we attend initiations in the District and feel the joy of becoming a member of the Craft all over again!

Come to one of our practice nights on every other Thursday of the month at 6:00 and sit in on our practice sessions for Lodge work.
Sure it may not sound as fun as catching a football game on TV but sharing time with your Brothers isn't something you can "tape" or TiVO or whatever one does these days and catch it at your convenience later.
Your Brothers are the "now". Live in the "now". Catch the game you recorded later...

Those of us newer to the Craft hope to see you sometime!

Be well Brothers all!
Brother Secretary, Lodge 1137


Well Brothers, after picking up our membership cards at the Lodge on Friday evening the 7th of December at 5pm, and having two Masonic meetings in the last three days, as of 2pm today, your new secretary has mailed out all Endowed and Life membership cards and all dues notices. I've done my best brothers considering the delay in time we had in getting our cards.
Delays not withstanding, let's all try and get our dues in as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience in the matter brothers.
Be well!


Greetings Brothers all!

This week Five Points Lodge will have coaching available to those brothers who require it on Monday Nov. 5 at 5:30pm and practice in opening and closing the Lodge at 6:30.

This Thursday our Stated Meeting is scheduled for 7:30pm with dinner preceding at 6:30.

We hope to see all our Five Points brothers in attendance and any other Brothers who wish to visit!

Be well!


5 Points Lodge has a new candidate. We will be scheduling a time to begin practicing for his EA degree. We will be having Practice to open and close the Lodge on 10/18/18 at 6:00 pm this coming Thursday, with the possibility of scheduling for our new candidates EA degree. Please attend practice this coming Thursday. I will be under going some medical testing and procedures this week, with surgery scheduled for 11/22/18. I doubt I will be able to be at practice this coming Thursday.

William Buster, WM


Greet the day one and all! Brother Five Pointers, has it been a while since you have been to a meeting of Five Points Lodge? Then maybe this Thursday, the 11th of October, is a good time to come back and join us! Of course we always invite one and all members of our District and any traveling brothers to join us at any of our meetings! Dinner is at 6:30 with our Stated monthly meeting at 7:30. It's October so "treat" us with a surprise visit!


El Paso Lodge 130 will be having a Master Masons Degree this Monday October 8, 2018, beginning at 7:00 pm. 5 Points Lodge 1137 Stated Meeting is scheduled for Thursday October 11th 2018. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm with the Stated meeting beginning at 7:30 pm.

Thank you Brethren,
WM William Buster


5 Points Lodge will be having practice on Thursday October 4th at 6:00 pm. Please be in attendance, We will be practicing opening and closing lodge and anything else the brothers would like to practice. I look forward to having a good turnout this coming Thursday.

WM William Buster


1505 Magruder St
El Paso, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 17:30 - 20:30
Thursday 17:30 - 20:30


(915) 740-1279


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Brethren, this a friendly reminder about our Stated Meeting for the month of December. It will be tomorrow, Wednesday, December 05, 2018. El Paso Lodge # 130 & Five Points Lodge # 1137 will have a joint Christmas dinner before the meeting. The dinner is at 6:30p.m. *18:30hrs Wives, significant others, and widows are invited and encouraged to attend. Turkey, Ham, and Tamales will be provided. Please bring your wives. Fraternally, Ismael
Why do brothers on the sidelines still insist on correcting people during lodge meetings or Degrees? There is NO reason for it , there is a reason the lodge has a WM and we have a District Instructor, when attending a lodge don’t correct because it’s not your place. It’s disrespectful and it gets in the brothers head the rest of the meeting or degree and he is doubting his abilities. None of us are the opening and closing degree police . It doesn’t make us look smarter or above another brother and it disrupts the lodge and makes guys who are trying not want to attend . The place for correction is at practice. Or after the meeting in private with the WM or DI or as a friend . The majority of the time the ones correcting from side lines are wrong also... Brothers this helps no one so please cut it out.....
Anybody recognize the Brother on the right? I think he was lost...from Kansas, made a Mason in El Paso, went to Korea and somehow ended up with Brothers in DFW! Glad to have you back stateside Brother Austin White!!
Brethren, just a reminder that we will be practicing for a FC Degree tonight (8/16)) at 6:00. I still have a few positions to fill for the degree team, so please try to attend.
Brethren.. 5 Points Lodge will be conferring an EA Degree on August 24th at 7:00 PM. I am in the process of putting the degree team together. If you want to participate, please contact me by email or text. Dave